In honor of St. Valentine, you may be pondering certain philosophical questions:
Is love purely an emotional state or does it encompass cognitive, aesthetic and spiritual elements? Or it is just a random byproduct of instinct and hormones?
Can love be described and understood through language or are words merely clumsy metaphors for the ineffable?
Does Aristotle’s concept of love (a single soul inhabiting two bodies) trump the behaviorist view?
Are my lips soft, plump and ready to kiss?
For the first few questions, you are on your own but for kissability expertise, I can help you out. DuWop Lip Venom Plumping Paste, $18, is a great way to prepare for a peck and perhaps a little more …
According to the company, which says it created the lip plumping category for the beauty industry, the product is “a treatment masque for the lips that conditions, exfoliates and plumps simultaneously.”
The plumping pros combined exfoliating jojoba beads with castor seed oil and hydrogenated jojoba to polish and prime your lips. Dab some on and leave for 10 minutes. You will feel a tingling sensation as the thick white paste goes to work. Wipe off, add color and, voilà, irresistible lips. Happy Valentine’s Day!
DuWop’s lip paste is available online and from beauty-supply stores.
Product Source: From my own collection; I did not receive products or compensation from DuWop.